Four men will appear in court next week charged with producing more than £1 million in fake £10 notes from a print business in Hockley.
Prem Karra, Amrit Paul Karra, Rajiv Kumar and Yash Paul Mahey each face a single charge of conspiring to produce £1.2 million worth of fake notes
Andy Young, a lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Following an investigation by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, I have authorised charges against four individuals for the production of over £1.2 million worth of counterfeit Bank of England £10 notes at a design and print business in Hockley.
“Prem Karra, Amrit Paul Karra, Rajiv Kumar and Yash Paul Mahey each face a single charge contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act.
“It is alleged that between September 1 2010, and February 28 2011, they conspired with others unknown to make a counterfeit currency note, namely a Bank of England £10 currency note of the series E type, intending that it should be passed or tendered as genuine.
“We have determined that there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.”
The four defendants will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on November 15.